Missouri Route 66 Destinations - Historic and Modern
Missouri borders eight different states, no state in the U.S. touches more than eight states. The state lies at the intersection of the three greatest rivers of North America, the Mississippi, Missouri, and the Ohio River.

The four largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia.Missouri's capital is Jefferson City.

Missouri has much to offer including hiking, camping, hunting & fishing, parks and historic sites to visit, corn mazes, county and state fairs, hayrides and pumpkin patches.

The starting points for the Pony Express, Santa Fe Trail, and Oregon Trail were all located in Missouri.

The listings below are the historic and modern destinations along Historic Route 66 as it passes through Missouri.

Harry S Truman, 33rd President of the United States came from Missouri and isthe only one from Missouri.
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West Alton
  Audubon Center at Riverlands
St. Charles
  Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center
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St. Louis

St. Louis is the largest city on Route 66 between Chicago and Los Angeles. It is known for great food & drink and there are many wineries and breweries to visit. As a jumping off point from the days of the first wagon trains, there is plenty of shopping including outlet malls, downtown shopping districts and antique shops.

St. Louis is great for sightseeing with many landmarks and historic sites. There is plenty of arts & culture at the many museums, galleries, live theater, and dinner theater.

Family fun is everywhere including the zoo, amusement parks, and for the grown-ups there are casinos.

Gateway arch and Eads bridge are pictured at right.

  St. Louis Union Station - Museum, festival marketplace of specialty shops, restaurants and a luxury hotel.
  Busch Stadium
  Gateway Arch, St Louis
  Saint Louis Science Center
  Chain of Rocks Bridge (1929)
  Missouri History Museum
  Lafayette Square
  Missouri Botanical Garden
  Saint Louis Zoo
  St. Louis Walk of Fame
  Missouri Botanical Garden
  World Bird Sanctuary
  City Museum
  Scott Joplin House
  Missouri History Museum
  Eads Bridge - 1874, world’s first steel-truss bridge.
  Basilica of Saint Louis
  Anheuser-Busch Brewery
  MoPac Railroad Overpass - Lots more fun pictures!
  St. Louis Railfan Guide has a lot of information for train buffs.
  Eat Rite Diner - A Route 66 and St. Louis institution at 7th and Choteau where you can “eat rite or not at all”.
  Carl’s Drive In: - Famous for its Root Beer and its “Friendly ambience” Carl’s has been an institution on Route 66 since the 1920s.
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